Portuguese folk art from Ana to Zé
Arte Popular Portuguesa de Ana a Zé is a project aimed at researching, documenting and promoting Portuguese popular arts. It presents two fundamental objectives: first, the construction of a digital archive that gathers information about the popular artists (past and present) through their biographies; secondly, it aims to understand how popular arts in Portugal respond to the challenges of globalization, specifically how they respond to the tourist and heritage demands that characterize the contemporary world.
The project started in 2017 and is developed in partnership with the Cruzes Canhoto gallery and the Switch Digital and the financial support from Direção Regional de Cultura do Norte. It can be accessed at: www.artepopularportuguesa.org
The Community Museum was a project that consisted of creating an ephemeral museum made entirely with objects provided by the local community. After a period of field research among the resident population – who lived around Largo da Rua Chã, in Porto – a museum was created that sought to reflect on how people represented the places where they lived through sets of objects. The aim was to encourage debate around the concepts of heritage, identity and representation, both for people who lent the objects and for museum visitors.
The Community Museum was created and developed in 2015 by Maria Manuela Restivo and João Moreira, with the collaboration of Luciano Moreira, Nuno Ferreira and Vera Carmo. The Museum’s structure was designed and built by Patrick Hubmann and Diana Sá. The project had the financial support of the Municipality of Porto under the Locomotiva program.